By Cass Jacoby.
Whether you are uncertain because you made the choice decades ago or you just moved into a home and have noticed a few missing tiles, identifying the type of tile you need to replace can be overwhelming. Tile comes in hundreds of different styles and from numerous manufacturers, so for anyone unfamiliar it can feel like finding a needle in a haystack.
Thankfully, All Points Tile and Slate has a knowledgeable staff capable of identifying all different types of tile. Their experts have over 35 years' experience in the tile industry and have a passion for tile identification. If you are searching for a particular tile, the best way to guarantee a match is to send in a photo to All Points Tile and Slate inquiring what kind of tile it is.
All Points Tile and Slate’s online form makes it easy to contact them for help. All you need to do is fill out your name, email, phone number and send in up to three photos of the tile you are trying to identify. Tile dimensions are critical when sending inquiries through an online identification, so be sure to follow the tile photo examples and provide photos that show measurements of the length and width of the tile. An ideal photo will feature a measuring tape in the frame.
All Points Tile and Slate asks that you provide a clear picture of the front, back (logo visible, most tiles will have an identifying marker to determine the manufacturer, which is tremendously helpful when attempting to locate a specific tile), and any other angles you wish to include. If you can’t get a tile off the roof, take a close-up photo of the roof in multiple angles so they can identify your tile correctly.
If you are in need of a tile identification, don’t worry! Just send in a couple of photos and All Points Tile and Slate will help you figure out what kind of tile it is for free.
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Cass works as a reporter/writer for RoofersCoffeeShop and AskARoofer. When she isn’t writing about roofs, she is writing about movies for her master's degree and dancing with her plants.